Second day of Egytian elections and nobody is there

Egyptians appeared to be shunning the ballot box for a second day Monday in what has been called “an election without voters”, a show of massive disillusionment since the army seized power in the 2013 military coup. Figures of the turnout varies, between 2% and 10%.

The 2015 elections are a stark contrast to the latest Parliament elections where the turn out was 62% of eligible voters, “the highest number since the days of Pharaoh” and it was judged the first honest national election of any sort held in Egypt since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952.

Younger Egyptians who make up the majority of the population were virtually absent, with many people dismissing it as a sham or expressing doubt that new lawmakers would change anything.